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MPC2000XL-MCD Production Station

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Overview

All your production needs in one convenient unit.

The Akai MPC2000XL-MCD Production Station continues the MPC Series tradition of providing precision sequencing and drum programming and powerful sampling facilities in one convenient, portable desktop unit. This latest generation of MPC adds happening features like a Next Sequence key, 4 bank keys to effectively provide 64 pads, track mute key, hinged LCD, multiprogram playback, device naming, MIDI soft thru, multitrack recording, time stretch, resampling, and simultaneous playback of a second sequence plus folder file management. This powerful unit helps your creative flow, rather than throwing obstacles in your way like so many production stations do. Whether you're a techno geek, creating sequences with multiple MIDI modules, or gigging; whether you're programming complex drum parts or triggering loops, you'll appreciate the convenience and ease of the MPC2000XL-MCD's friendly and intuitive user interface that simplifies the expression of your creativity. The compact and rugged build also means it's equally at home onstage as it is in the studio. The innovative memory card interface supports various types of removable flash memory such as Compact Flash, Smart Media, Memory Stick, and Secure Digital. Saving and transferring files has never been cheaper or more convenient.

Features

  • Sampler, drum machine, and multitrack MIDI sequencer in one instrument
  • Innovative memory card interface for storage, transfer, and uploading of files
  • Supports various types of removable flash memory such as CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, and Secure Digital
  • Dedicated buttons for the most commonly used functions
  • Informative graphic LCD on a hinged, tiltable panel
  • Extremely powerful sampling drum machine/phrase sample
  • Extensive sample editing that includes cut and paste, timestretch, etc. with waveform display
  • 16-bit/44.1kHz stereo sampling with 32-voice polyphony
  • Resonant digital filter & envelope per voice
  • Large, great-feeling, velocity and pressure-sensitive pads for expressive programming
  • Note Variation slider for programming a wide variety of dynamics
  • Stereo Mix outputs & optional 8 individual outputs
  • Built-in floppy disk and SCSI interface
  • Reads sample data from S1000 and S3000 series samplers, E-mu EIIIx, Roland S750/S760, WAV
  • Powerful and easy-to-use MIDI sequencer offers a great alternative to complex computer-based sequencers
  • Supports both linear and pattern-style (looped) recording
  • 300,000 note sequence capacity
  • Step Edit mode for fast recording, viewing, or editing of any event in a sequence
  • Flexible synchronization capabilities: MIDI clock, MTC, and SMPTE (optional)
  • 2 MIDI inputs with merge & 2 independent MIDI outputs (32 channels)
Specs

MPC2000XL-MCD Production Station Specifications:

  • General
  • Display: 248x60 dot graphic tilting LCD
  • Multi-Card drive: Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Smart Media, Secure Digital
  • Standard accessories: 1x CD-ROM sound library, Power cable
  • Sound generator
  • Data format: 16-bit linear WAV
  • Sampling rate: 44.1kHz
  • Memory: 2MB standard, expandable to 32MB with 72-pin SIMMs
  • Preset sound memory: 8MB FlashRom option (FMX008M)
  • Recording time: 21.9 sec. mono/10.9 sec. stereo (2MB), around 6mn mono/3mn stereo (32MB)
  • Polyphony: 32-voice
  • Filters: 1 dynamic resonant 12dB/octave low-pass filter per voice
  • Number of active programs: 4 (with up to 64 pads per program)
  • Maximum samples in memory: 256
  • Sequencer
  • Capacity: 300,000 notes
  • Resolution: 96ppq
  • 99 Sequences
  • 64 tracks per sequence
  • 32 MIDI output channels (16 channels output ports)
  • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps
  • Simultaneous playback of a second sequence
  • MIDI Sync: Master/Slave, MIDI Clock, MMC, MTC (option)
  • Drum pads
  • 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
  • 4 pad banks
  • 16 levels: Velocity, Tuning
  • Automated Drum Mixer (Level and Pan)
  • Note variation slider controls Level, Pitch, Filter Cutoff, Attack, Decay
  • Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance
  • Connections
  • Record Input (L and R): 1/4" jack x 2, balanced
  • Stereo Output (L and R): 1/4" jack x 2, unbalanced
  • Individual Outputs: 1/4" jack x 8, unbalanced (option) IBM208P
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" stereo jack x 1
  • MIDI: 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out
  • SCSI: 50pin high density connector
  • Power
  • 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Consumption: 23W
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